Christ est ressuscité! Il est vraiment ressuscité! (Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!) This is what is considered the Paschal Greeting on Good Friday. And, it is, my friend. Good Friday…also called "Great Friday" or "Holy Friday"… is the most somber day of the entire year. Silence pervades, some keep socializing to a minimum, things are done quietly; it is a day of mourning; it is a funeral. The human Body of Christ is destroyed.
Mark 15:25, 33 says, “ And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him... And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour.
I have never been able to look at the crucifixion without sobbing…my mother says that at even three years old, when the song, “The Old Rugged Cross” was played, I would cry. I cannot understand the love that He has for me, to do such a thing, to endure such a tortuous death.
Past that, we look to His triumph…His Resurrection. When He said “It is finished.” the plan that was created from the beginning, unfolded. He overcame death and He bought for us victory and triumph...totally! I hope you’re living that in your life today, my friend. It was not a small thing that He did. He gave it all so that we could live…really live. And He did it because of His love for you and me, my friend.
We’re eating simply today so there’s hot cross buns on the table, freshly sliced mango and peaches, our icy spring water and, of course, coffee. Please allow me to warm your cup. Enjoy my friend…for you are deeply and devotedly loved. An extra special Easter blessing for you and your family! Linda
Oh, and Max would like a chocolate bunny in his basket…preferably peanut butter filled! HA! (actually, MY favorite!)
My Jonah Journey: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude is the true story of Linda M. Brandt’s triumphant journey through a series of Job-like catastrophic experiences: the tragic death of her thirty-two-year-old son, the discovery of a rare brain tumor and the precarious surgery that followed, the horrendous episode of spinal meningitis, and then her own near-death experience. For four minutes and with doctors working frantically, Linda lay heart-stopped and unbreathing on a cold hospital table next to the MRI tunnel where her son, Scottie, had been sent to bring her home.
But God had other plans….
Now for the first time in book form, Linda M. Brandt shares her three-year “Jonah journey,” describing how she replaced fear and despair with an attitude of gratitude as she learned to walk again, to drive, to paint, to undertake normal day-to-day activities, and then finally to do them alone. Of course, Linda is the first to say she never really was alone. Doctors told her, “We never see people like you again. They just go into their houses and go away.” But because of God’s grace, Linda’s was a different journey. My Jonah Journey: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude will inspire even the most skeptical among us and reveal the One who loves us very, very much.
SAVE $5 - Reg. 44.95....if you buy both....JUST $39.95 (plus S&H and FL sales tax when applicable)...book will be handsigned by author/illustrator Linda M. Brandt. After going through months of testing for just the right "huggableness", The Henry Doll is American Made and ready and is the perfect companion for your little one! Get yours today for Christmas....limited supply! Teaches children the leadership skill of Developing an Attitude of Gratitude!
The Henry Doll is, now, available for purchase.
The cost is only $24.95 plus Florida sales tax if applicable plus shipping and handling.
Click on the link, below, to go to the Henry store.
A perfect testimony of Henry’s “huggableness”... now, come on, doesn’t that make you just want to smile???
Order yours today for lots of Henry hugs!
from Mike and Kelly Hegemier -
Ashley fell asleep tonight holding her new Henry doll.
Henry The Tulip Bulb Visits Jacksonville Adventist Academy
I am writing another Henry book. Hundreds of teachers, parents, and counselors have requested this as a therapeutic tool in better understanding children.
It seems little folks need an opportunity to ask about their own "Henry" moments. Sometimes just voicing their concerns helps to relieve some of the tension (or stinky moments!). Good therapy, so - write Henry!
The PO Box address for those to send their "What Would Henry Do?" letters is as follows:
When she was in Ohio, Linda created - with the help of her student friends - a poster that will be the cover of Henry’s next book. Here is a sample of that poster - click on it to enlarge the picture.
New Poster Announced...
He has done it again! Henry has produced a very affordable pster called “Attitudes of Gratitudes - that will Nourish Your Life!” This 8 1/2 x 11” poster will make a fine addition to your child or your grand child’s bedroom... heck, it would look great in your office cubicle or in your kitchen. For more information - Click Here...
Henry’s New Blog...
What is he up to, now? Henry has entered into the world of blogging with the help of his mom, Linda. To keep up with the busy life of Henry -- Click Here...
Henry takes on a new look!
Just in time for Spring... Henry the Tulip Bulb has been made into a full size costume for use in Linda M. Brandt’s speaking engagements at schools, churches and civic organizations.
If you have scheduled a presentation, be sure to have a highly animated, smaller person ready to make their acting debut as Henry needs to “come alive” at these events.
It will be great fun and everyone will be laughing with delight!